24 Jun 2019
09:30 - 13:30
Geneva, Switzerland


One of the main mandates of the UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation, launched in July 2018, was to recommend improvements to the current digital policy architecture.

The Panel’s report, which was launched in New York on 10 June, and which will be launched in Geneva on 17 June, has identified existing gaps and proposed three models and respective functions. The need for agility in digital co-operation is clear. [Update: Read the analytical summary of the report]

With such a diverse landscape of mechanisms, the report invites digital policy actors to discuss how the recommendations and models can be implemented in the coming months. International Geneva can contribute substantially to the report’s implementation.

The Geneva Internet Platform, the Permanent Mission of Switzerland to the UN, and the State of Geneva, together with other partners, invite you for an expert discussion on Monday, 24th June, which will kick-start the global discussion on the recommendations made by the Panel. Our speakers and lead discussants will help unpack the report, focusing on specific areas.


09.30 - 09.40 Welcome

09.40 - 10.30 Key elements of the Report

10.30 - 10.45 Coffee break

10.45 - 11.45 Break out sessions

  • #1 SDGs, connectivity, access, and affordability
  • #2 Help desk and capacity development
  • #3 Values, human rights, and emerging technologies
  • #4 A safe and stable digital space
  • #5 Mechanisms and models for digital co-operation

11.45 - 12.30 Observations and wrap-up

12.30 - 13.00 Launch of Digital Watch 2.0

13.00 - 13.30 Networking lunch


Register to join us for the event in Geneva. Registration closes on Friday, 21st June.

*Note: The event will not be livestreamed.


The Geneva Internet Platform is an initiative of the Swiss authorities


Members of the Steering Committee are FDFA, OFCOM, Canton of Geneva, ETH-Zürich, and the University of Geneva

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